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Manhunt ends after Lumpkin County deputies arrest man accused of firing shots at law enforcement

Deputies said Flowers began shooting at officers and fled from his car into the woods in the area of Mt. Olive Church Rd.

LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — Deputies with the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office have arrested the man who they say shot at law enforcement Sunday afternoon in Dahlonega.

In a video posted to Facebook, Lumpkin County Sheriff Stacy Jarrard said deputies arrested Gerardo Johnathan Flowers on Monday.

Deputies said Flowers began shooting at authorities and fled from his car into the woods in the area of Mt. Olive Church Rd.  

"I want to thank the men and women of the sheriff's office that have been pursuing all night and also want to thank all the men and women from all the state agencies that have assisted us," Jarrard said.

On Monday morning, Lumpkin deputies made a post on Facebook saying they were still actively searching for Flowers, but Jarrard says he's now in custody. 

The sheriff's office previously said Flowers was “extremely dangerous” and asked people to avoid the area and call 911 if they saw anything suspicious.

Officers had the area surrounded and were searching for Flowers with GSP aviation via helicopter and dogs on the ground.

Credit: Lumpkin County Sheriff Officers
Gerardo Jonathan Flowers AKA “Jerry”

According to authorities, Flowers was wanted on charges in Lumpkin, Hall, and Habersham counties. It’s unclear what those charges are. 

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